Sherrie Dulworth

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Awareness and activities about patient safety and the need for improvement are wide-spread within the health care industry, but the role and the expectation for case management in this area has not yet been well defined. Some case managers voice doubts about the ability to affect safety because they typically are not direct caregivers. Is it realistic to(More)
This report presents a practical way in which hospitals can reduce medical malpractice exposure that is related to omissions and delays in care. We illustrate our approach using the results of a risk/medical management study performed at an acute-care hospital. Traditional risk management (RM) often focuses retrospectively on adverse events and may miss(More)
Hospital leaders face challenges from many different arenas--business, finance, and patient care. One resource often overlooked as a strategic asset is the hospital board of directors. Too often hospital boards erroneously assume or are forced into the roles of either micro-management or crisis management. Board education, which focuses on pertinent(More)
This study uses cross-sectional analysis of huge Medicare hospital discharge databases to test the hypothesis that hospitals with longer inpatient average lengths of stay (ALOS) will have higher healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates. For 4 carefully defined and important procedures, the authors investigated the relationship between a hospital's HAI(More)
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